I’ve lived in 30 homes in 23 cities in 4 countries on 3 continents. Right now, home is Brooklyn, NY.
For my primary work, I’ve helped produce world-class entertainment events and venues for 20 years. A leader of award-winning teams, a designer and architect by practice, and an engineer by degree, I describe myself as a T-shaped person (to borrow a term from IDEO) - I have a broad range of experience and knowledge with a deep expertise in leading the use of technology creatively.
My projects have included Cirque du Soleil’s “O”, the Bellagio Fountains, the Universal Studios Singapore theme park, 8 Las Vegas casinos, 2 sports stadiums, 7 theaters, 4 themed malls, and over 700 live performances. I’ve served as project manager, designer, architect, technical director, engineer, operator, roadie, truck driver, and more.
Now, I freelance, am working to re-invent how you work online, and am creating art and music. The last is something I’ve wanted to do for years. It makes me feel alive. It’s both exciting and uncomfortable.
I’m a believer in the value of discomfort. It gives me hope for Humans.
It’s time for something new. It’s time for us to change. It’s time for us to be uncomfortable in the service of our Future. We might make it. We might not. I want to help sway the evidence and tilt the verdict. I want us to make it. That’s where I’m applying my energy now.
This site serves as my CV and I hope to gain fulfilling work and long-term collaborators from it. I also share my personal life openly, including my fears, faults, triumphs, passions, judgements, and joys. I want to work with people in the same manner - on the edge and wide awake.
Ideally, my next work is something I haven’t done before, working with people who demand each other’s best, creating something of real value. I'm particularly interested in philanthropy-profit hybrids.
If this interests you, please, let’s talk. Below are endorsements from some people I’ve worked with previously.
Thanks. Stay uncomfortable!
"A Champion for our success. Dictionary.com describes a champion as 'An ardent defender or supporter of a cause or another person.' Absolutely, this is Kent Corbell. Kent gets it. He listens and then he strategizes on the best way to connect you with others in his network. He immediately got what we’re about and gave us ideas and connections that increased our value and vision profoundly. Kent doesn’t just make introductions, he creates deep connections so that new relationships start from a level of trust, respect, and collaboration." – Beth Carls, co-founder MindOH! Character Education Software
"Over the many years of knowing and working closely with Kent, I have been continually amazed at the depth of his knowledge, the scope of his knowledge, the voracious appetite for yet more knowledge, and the profound sensitivity and wisdom he’s shown in applying that knowledge. I have had the privilege of working side by side with Kent on many projects large and small, and on all he has been the driving force and life of the project. He always assured that timelines and design criteria were met, that the goals were clear and inspired. And he somehow always made sure that a good time was had by all, even when the pressure was on…. Through our working relationship I have learned a tremendous amount and gained a good friend and mentor who continues to inspire me, and I look forward to every opportunity of further sharing his vision." – Mark Dennis, Head of Audio, Cirque du Soleil’s “KA” and formerly of “O”
"Kent provides an integration energy that is truly inspiring. He brings an enthusiasm, an eye for innovation, and a level of experience that delivers dramatic results. Every interaction I have had with Kent has left me with a broader, expanded perspective whether it is developing a new project or discussing the merits of cutting-edge thinking." - Casey Capshaw, former Managing Editor Integral Naked.org;
"Kent is a vision keeper, whose goal is to listen to your heart & make tangible your dreams. He has supported mine, a movie documentary on’prosperity consciousness’, and is part of its soul." – Martin Dunkerton, Producer/Director ‘Millionaire: Awaken The Secret’ movie
"Kent is very knowledgeable and experienced within an exceptionally wide range of communications technologies, and has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to apply that knowledge effectively. (He) has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and depth of character, has a keen interest in personal growth, and his unselfish character continues to inspire him to invite those around him to share in the wealth of his experience." - David Gales, co-founder Vantage Technology Consulting Group